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Treble Damages in New York: A Field Guide

, New York Law Journal

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Anita Bernstein writes: Depending how you count, there are approximately 62 statutory provisions for treble damages in New York law. Read together, most of them share an interest in vulnerable people.

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  • Scott A. Lucas

    Fascinating article. It must have taken quite a bit of digging to catalogue all these disparate statutes. The final sentence of the article begs the question: Whether (and, if so, when) punitive damages are available (or, if available, offset by a treble damages award) for a wrong for which treble damages may be awarded?

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